Hakeem Nicks was not listed on the pre-practice injury report after missing almost all of last week with an ankle injury (he played in the game Sunday). But Greg Logan, who was out on the field for the first segment of today’s practice, reports that Nicks was not participating in route-running. He was dressed and on the field.
Tom Coughlin gave the rundown on a few other injuries. He said that Kevin Boss (concussion) has been cleared to practice fully and is expected to do so. Chase Blackburn (knee) did some running on the side in the early stages of practice. And Aaron Ross (foot) was expected to participate fully.
As for Shaun O’Hara, Coughlin said he would not practice and would be wearing a protective boot to help quiet down the tendinosis in his Achilles and ankle. O’Hara has said in the past that the only thing that really helps the injury is rest, so the Giants seem to be giving it to him. O’Hara may have to spend the season on a light practice schedule the way Ahmad Bradshaw and Plaxico Burress have in the past. The Giants are hoping to have him right for Sunday.
Michael Johnson (back) did not practice. Neither did Phillip Dillard, who is still nursing a hamstring issue that first showed up in the preseason finale against the Patriots.